Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Questions (506)

Pat Deering


506. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the road improvement scheme for the N81; if it has been removed from Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, funding plans; if so, the way in which this route into Dublin through Blessington was removed from the improvement schedule to the national roads network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21313/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a matter in the first instance for TII in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.

Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to TII for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.